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Insight-130726: Capital Chat / Childhood Cancer / "The Romance of Old Havana" / Musical Robot

Published July 26, 2013

Capital Chat - Dan Morian, Senior Editor of the Opinion section of the Sacramento Bee, joins us for this week's Capital Chat to discuss his most recent columns, as well as San Jose mayor Chuck Reed and his support of a measure to limit pension costs.

Childhood Cancer - Sixteen-year-old Sawyer Shader-Seave of Sacramento recently returned from the second annual Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, D.C., where he asked Congress to pass legislation to improve the lives of children with cancer. Through his work alongside the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, the host of the event, he hopes to shed light on the issues facing pediatric cancer patients and speak about his personal experiences surviving cancer.

"The Romance of Old Havana" - After photographers Jon Sousa and David Schroeder traveled to Cuba in 2012, they weren't quite ready to leave the rich culture of Old Havana behind. Instead, along with event organizer and friend John Griswold, they decided to make their "Havana Focus" photography exhibit the center of a fundraiser for agencies that aim to put the arts back in schools. "The Romance of Old Havana" event, held in Modesto tomorrow evening, will feature local Cuban music, dancing and food to complement these photos. Sousa and Griswold stop by our studio today to talk about the event and bringing Cuban culture to the Central Valley.

Musical Robot - A local band is making music for kids that they hope is also fun and engaging. Jason Adair and Scott Namanny are Musical Robot, a ukulele and drum combo whose latest show and album, "Wake Up Robot" is nothing if not a good rockin' time. Combining songs, storytelling, puppetry, and out of this world dance moves, Musical Robot provides an opportunity for kids to engage in fun and frolic


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